Scholastic Reveals ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Behind-The-Scenes Book!

Jul 18, 2019

Posted by: Becki Osborne

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Scholastic has revealed the cover art for upcoming book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award- Winning Stage Production.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been an award winning, record-breaking, production since it’s premier in London’s Palace Theatre on 30th July 2016. Written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the plot follows an adult Harry Potter, as he navigates life as a husband, Ministry of Magic employee and father of three school-aged children.

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind The Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production' cover art



The official press release describes the book in the following statement:

“With stunning photography, insightful interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and candid backstage photos, the book explores Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, and ultimately to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors who, together, bring this new part of Harry Potter’s story to life.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to cast a spell on audiences across the globe – London, New York and Melbourne; with San Francisco, Toronto, and Hamburg to follow in the coming months.

The show’s Magic and Illusions Designer, Jamie Harrison, and associate Chris Fisher will be at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, leading an interactive masterclass on how the magic works in the production. Throughout the weekend, the production’s booth (#3629 in the exhibit hall) will display exclusive content from the forthcoming book, a model of Christine Jones’s set and a costume worn by original Harry Potter, Jamie Parker – look out for our live coverage here, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Publishing on 5th November 2019, this beautiful, full-colour book will be available in print – through Scholastic – and eBook – by Pottermore Publishing and will make the perfect gift for Harry Potter and theatre fans alike.

Photo Credits: Manuel Harlan/© Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd

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